USA Badminton Elite Northeast Junior Players Train Together

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:54 p.m. (ET)

For one week over the summer, thirteen elite badminton players from five different states across the Northeast Region participated in the Northeast Elite Training. 


This pioneer event was sponsored and subsidized by the Northeast Badminton Association (NEBA) and Capital Badminton Academy (CBA).


Under the expert leadership of USA Badminton Level II High Performance and CBA Head Coach, Malik Basri, and CBA General Manager, Fung Foo, this six day, 36-hour training program was developed with the vision of developing and producing more international badminton payers within the Northeast region and with the mission of enhancing the athletes’ game performance to the next level. The CBA coaching team of Arya Aldiartama, Rangga Rianto and Yuda Sartria was brought in to accomplish these goals.


This training was by invitation only with strict eligibility criteria. The following USA Badminton Junior athletes participated in the Northeast Elite Training: Don Averia, Clayton Cayen, Sri Kolla, Dhriti Kommineni, Andrew Lee, Samuel Li, Shobha Raguraman, Luke Reitsma, Presley Smith, Sarah Tang, Richard Wang, Andrew Yuan and Jeanette Yue. 

This event will continue to be held again this upcoming winter break.


Some quotes from the athletes:


“Thank you for coordinating the camp, it was one of the greatest things that has happened in badminton”


“The badminton training was really good! Even though it was difficult, the cardio and physical training was very beneficial. I was in great shape at the end! I also liked staying together in one house. We got to know people better who we wouldn’t get to know that well otherwise”

Back row (from left): Coach Arya Aldiartama, Head Coach and Club Owner Malik Basri, Coach Rangga Rianto, Sarah Tang, Jeannette Yue, Sri Kolla, Luke Reitsma, Chaperone Jung Ho Ham, Club Owner Fung Foo, Coach Yuda Satria
Front row (from left): Shobha Raguraman, Dhriti Kommineni, Richard Wang, Andrew Lee, Andrew Yuan, Don Averia, Samuel Li. Missing from the photo is Clayton Cayen